GPR Journal

The Nike Pro Hijab.

The Nike Pro Hijab.

The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back to Nike’s founding mission, to serve athletes, with the signature addendum: If you have a body, you’re an athlete.

Perception of a Runner.

Perception of a Runner.

It is widely acknowledged that we are experiencing a participation boom in recreational running, as evidenced by the dramatic increase in the number of registered running events, from 5Ks through to marathon distances and beyond, as well as the proliferation of themed races such as Colour Run, and Tough Mudder.

The Little Voice in Your Head.

The Little Voice in Your Head.

I would suggest to you that it is not just the enthusiast runner, those in the euphemistically named ‘mid pack’ that suffer negative cognitions. Runners of all ability suffer from crises of confidence whilst at a peak of exertion, in trying conditions or when the competition is fierce.

Confessions of a Part-Time Dirtbag.

Confessions of a Part-Time Dirtbag.

Truth be known, it had taken me a few weeks to adjust from central Auckland living to that of a smelly dude sleeping in his van running trails every day. I was practically brain dead when I headed off. Burnt out. Unable to be present in anything I was doing. A pretty typical state in Auckland city to be honest- that I refused to accept as being ‘OK’. Two weeks after leaving, my body and mind had settled into a new rhythm that felt normal.

Parenthood & Running.

My daughter turned two a fortnight ago. It marked the latest in what feels like a series of milestones, also a path to balancing run life and parenthood. Regardless of how many self-help manuals you devour or hours spent scouring the internet for guidance, parenting when you’re new to it, can be both terrifying and life changing in equal measure.

Finding FLOW.

Finding FLOW.

How much of our life stress do we carry on our backs while running? I’d like to think I’m not a hunched shouldered, fist clenched, thrash metal blasting, heels pounding kind of runner. Being free of stress or FLOW is the result of being in the moment where everything is effortless… but It’s not easy.

GPR Road Trip 2016/ 2017.

GPR Road Trip 2016/ 2017.

What really excites and nourishes the Good People Run project is that everywhere I go, people know of us. Already on the road it has been amazing to meet people and talk about life, running and the future. People are starting to see and ‘get’ what we are all about and it’s a beautiful thing.